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Classical Music To Lift Your Spirits Vol 2 (2CD)

Following on from the enthusiastic response to volume 1, ABC Classic is delighted to present a second volume of Classical Music to Lift Your Spirits.

Performed by Australia’s top orchestras and ensembles, from the full symphonic glory of our state symphony orchestras to the intimacy of Gondwana Voices and the Seraphim Trio, and including soloists Karin Schaupp, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Diana Doherty and Sara Macliver, this is truly music to lift your spirits.

This album brings together traditional favourites – the ecstatic joy of sunrise in the “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt; the soaring melody of the “Adagio” from Spartacus, the irrepressible good humour of Haydn’s “Trumpet Concerto,” the joyous energy of “Jupiter” from The Planets – with uplifting new favourites from Australian composers, including the whimsy of Michael Leunig’s poetry, set by Paul Stanhope in “The Duck;” the Grigoryan Brothers’ exuberant musical portrayal of the effortless grace and strength of cricketing great Don Bradman in “Don’s Bat;” “Jabra Latham’s Hut” – a celebration of the pleasures of a warm, cosy shelter after battling Antarctic storms; Graeme Koehne’s jaunty homage to vaudeville in “Santa Ana Freeway;” and the gentle optimism of Nat Bartsch’s “Brightness in the Hills.” It's music that stops us in our tracks with its beauty, and music that gets our toes tapping; music that shines through tears, and music that bubbles up with joy.

CD 1 1. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: I. Morning Mood -Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra | Sebastian Lang-Lessing 2. Vine: Love Me Sweet -Diana Doherty | Sinfonia Australis | Mark Summerbell 3. Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65 No. 6 -Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra | Sebastian Lang-Lessing 4. Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314 (Excerpt) - Queensland Symphony Orchestra | Vladimir Ponkin 5. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: III. Allegro - Orchestra of the Antipodes | Erin Helyard 6. Holst: The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity - Queensland Symphony Orchestra | Nicholas Braithwaite 7. Anderson: The Typewriter -Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Paul Mann 8. Latham: Antarctic Triptych: III. Hut - Andrew Seymour | Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra | Greg Stephens 9. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe/1: III. Allegro - Geoffrey Payne | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Michael Halasz 10. Edwards: Djanaba - Claire Edwardes | Karin Schaupp 11. Grainger: Handel in the Strand - Leslie Howard 12. Arndt: Nola (Arr. for Guitar Quartet by Timothy Kain) - Guitar Trek 13. TRAD.: Mary Scott, the Flower of Yarrow (Arr. for Classical Accordion and Recorder by James Crabb) - Genevieve Lacey | James Crabb 14. Summer: Julie-O (Arr. for Cello and Guitar by Slava Grigoryan) - Sharon Grigoryan | Slava Grigoryan 15. Rossini: William Tell: Overture (Excerpt: Galop) - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra | Ola Rudner 16. Falconieri: Il primo libro di canzoni: Ciaccona - Australian Brandenburg Orchestra | Paul Dyer CD 2 1. Westlake: Cudmirrah Fanfare - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Philip Green 2. Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra | Guy Noble 3. Koehne: Tivoli Dances: I. Santa Ana Freeway - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra | Richard Mills 4. Khachaturian: Spartacus Suite No. 2: I. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia - Queensland Symphony Orchestra | Patrick Thomas 5. Stanhope: Songs of Innocence and Joy: II. The Duck - Gondwana Voices 6. Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 60 in C Major, Hob. XVI/50: I. Allegro - Chu-Fang Huang 7. Grigoryan: Dons Bat - Grigoryan Brothers 8. Bartsch: Brightness in the Hills - Nat Bartsch | Kyla Matsuura-Miller | James Morley 9. Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 ""The Trout"": IV. Theme and Variations (Andantino Allegretto) - Seraphim Trio | Jacqueline Cronin | David Campbell 10. Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor: III. Finale - Niki Vasilakis | Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra | Sebastian Lang-Lessing 11. Delibes: Lakmé, Act I: Viens, Mallika...Sous le dôme épais (""Flower Duet"") - Heather Begg | Glenys Fowles | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Richard Bonynge 12. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, TH. 14, Act 2: 12e. Dance of the Mirlitons - Queensland Symphony Orchestra | Werner Andreas Albert 13. Binge: Elizabethan Serenade - Sydney Symphony Orchestra | Patrick Thomas 14. Monteverdi: Seventh Book of Madrigals: Chiome d'oro - Sara Macliver | Sally-Anne Russell | Orchestra of the Antipodes | Antony Walker 15. Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 ""Haffner"": I. Allegro con spirito - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Oleg Caetani 16. Part: Für Anna Maria - Tamara-Anna Cislowska